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Old 05-15-2019, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DorkVader View Post
It depends on how much money you are willing to spend. There are a lot of "assisted living facilities" that have spacious rooms and even a few good sized apartments, nice dining rooms, excellent food etc. Buuuuuuuuut, you basically have to give them all of your money at the outset, and once its gone, so are you. Locally to me, these places start out at around $4500 and go up from there.
Yep. My father is in one. He needs to be there -- they specialize in "memory care," and his dementia makes it impossible for him to live on his own.

But $4,500? Wow. Here in NYC, it costs $18,500 per month. And that's at the lowest level of accomodation -- more luxurious quarters are available in the same facility.

It's a real concern of mine that at this rate he'll outlive his money. Then what? I have no idea.